As mentioned in my last blog it was our intention to be back in Nias from August this year, however we are expecting new member of our family in October so we will not be running Holidays with Purpose trips this year. The Indo Jiwa will no longer be operated by us in the future either, but we still have ideas of exciting and purposeful holidays in the future....so watch this space!
The Indo Jiwa is taking it’s own holiday this year and will no longer available for charter in the 2010 season.
However if you would still like to join us in our work in Nias, we will be there for August – December 2010 working in Gunungsitoli on developing a vocational training centre for the Pondok Rahmat orphanage.
Surf and cultural trips to Asu, Lagundri and Afulu can be arranged so take advantage of our almost 15 years of experience in the area. Come and lend a hand to those who really need it and have a Holiday that will change your perspective on life as you know it.
Our friends at ROSA LOVES, the non-profit t-shirt company who have been selling shirts for the Pondok Rahmat Children’s Home that HWP has been working with for years. Any of you who have been interested in Rosa Loves and/or bought a shirt - this is your time to get involved in the story a little bit more and actually work with the home in Indo. Many dates in the '10 surf charter season are open, but the dates of Oct 12-22 we're trying to fill up with ROSA LOVES fans!
Check out our schedule page and pick your dates for 2010 before they all fill up! Trips will run from August through to November in 2010 with plenty of exciting projects to be apart of including trips to the Banyak Islands and a focus on the Podok Rahmat Orphange in Nias. Come and join us make a positive difference in the lives of others...yourself included!
Dear Friends, It was with heavy hearts that we saw the images of the destruction of Padang on our televisions just a few days ago, but already those scenes have faded as other news takes precedence. For the people of Padang, the earthquakes that hit on the afternoon of the 30 Sept and the morning of the 1st October are still all too real. The death toll is now over 1,000 and expected to climb. Many homes, businesses, schools, shops and hospitals are destroyed and the community struggles to maintain a sense of normality amidst the chaos.